Akiu Craft Park is a facility that contains workshops of artisans that are producing traditional craft items that have been handed down from long ago. Japanese traditional toys such as spinning tops are popular as souvenirs and there are workshops established here that have things such as Japanese tea ware, dyeing and weaving and furniture. Furthermore, as well as working in each workshop, the craftsman are also making a living there.
In addition to being able to visit each workshop, there are many personal experience options provided, so therefore this facility is also recommended for people who would like to touch traditional craftwork.
Business hours vary depending on each workshop, however most are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, some workshops start work as early as 8:00 AM and there are also other workshops that open from 10:00 AM. The workshops are open all year round.
It is convenient to take the train to Akiu Craft Park. It takes around 30 minutes to get there from the center of Sendai City by train or can be accessed in about 15 minutes by car from the Tohoku Expressway Sendai Minami IC. If taking the bus, get on Bus No. 63 headed for Kawasaki-machi from the bus terminal in front of Sendai Station and ride for around 40 minutes until you reach the Akiu Craft Park bus stop. During the winter season it is necessary to make a reservation to ride the bus, so please make a reservation by calling the following number: (0224-86-5525).
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Description: AKIU CRAFT PARK
|Sights||AKIU CRAFT PARK (秋保工芸の里)|
Uehara 54, Akiumachiyumoto, Taihaku-ku Sendai-shi, Miyagi
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 022-398-2673|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Pay part admission: 0yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)|